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The Daily Kick: July 16, 2013

More than 4,500 miles separate Blaine, Minnesota from the towering spires and flowing architecture of Barcelona, Spain, the famed epicenter of Catalonian soccer.

But as the lights dimmed Tuesday morning in the NSC classroom, the distance didn’t seem quite so great.

Opening Ceremony highlights first day of tournament

07/16/2013, 12:30pm CDT
By Ryan Lund

Schwan’s USA CUP, powered by Sport Ngin, hit another milestone tonight, as this year’s opening ceremonies filled NSC Stadium with music, memories and plenty of ice cream.

National Sports Center Director Paul Erickson, Sport Ngin CEO Justin Kaufenberg, Eastbay Brand Director Steve Horn and Schwan’s Jason Von Bank kicked off the event as USA CUP’s primary sponsors, before the parade officially got underway.

Help Kick Cancer at the 2013 Schwan’s USA Cup on Wednesday

07/16/2013, 12:30pm CDT
By Susan Schmidt

“USA Cup is a great opportunity to help raise funds and give the local cancer fighting organizations the opportunity for exposure and education to Schwan’s USA CUP participants, coaches and fans,” said Kara Radeke, USA Cup Director.

Live Tweets from Opening Ceremony

07/16/2013, 12:30pm CDT
By Admin

Media intern Ryan Lund was live tweeting from Opening Ceremonies tonight. We thought you'd like to read how the cermony unfolded in real time!

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